Fans of Smallville have been wondering who the new villains on the show will be, ever since it was announced that Michael Rosenbaum, who plays Lex Luthor, would be leaving as a series regular. Now, thanks to TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello we know that the new villains on the show will be played by Sam Witwer and Cassidy Freeman.

 

Witwer, known to many from his role as Alex “Crashdown” Quartararo on Battlestar Galactica, will be taking the role of Doomsday, whose real name is Davis Bloome. The character seems to be far removed from his comic book roots as the ultimate Kryptonian killing machine. The character’s description from the CW reads as follows:

He’s in his mid-20s. He works as a bartender at the hip new Metropolis lounge Ace of Clubs. He plays down his smoldering good looks with a self-effacing wit and down-to-earth soulfulness. But he has long felt like an outsider (hence his nickname). And beneath his charismatic, easy-going demeanor lies a brooding sense of isolation and insecurity. When he begins to delve into the haunting mysteries of his true origins, a darker truth begins to emerge, one of blood and serial murders, one of survival and utter destruction – one in which he is forced to confront the true evil inside of him.

 

It sounds like an interesting character, though one has to wonder why the producers decided to name him Doomsday, considering the baggage that name carries with fans of Superman comics.

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
     

 

Freeman will be playing Tess, a determined, vengeful woman with super-strength who Lex leaves in control of his estate in his absence. The CW describes her as:

While Lex is away, she is in control of his estate and rules it with aggression. She’s had intellect and the confidence all her life, though it’s obvious she’s had some training from Lex as well. But as much as Lex has helped fortify her power, he is also her biggest weakness. She harbors an undying devotion to Lex, claiming he saved her life a few years ago. She carries out his wishes with coercion, force, seduction – anything to get what she wants. And no one can resist her beguiling ways. Even Clark Kent. She doesn’t remember anything before the day she met Lex. Once she realizes her previous life is buried below the surface, she’s desperate to dig it up. 

   
               
               
               
               
               

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